Republican president-elect Donald Trump may not accept any salary after moving into the White House. In the US, there are questions going around as to what will happen to Donald Trump’s income after his winning the 2016 Presidential elections , a CBS News report said on Friday. In September last year in New Hampshire , he had said that the first thing he was going to do if elected as president is that he would not accept any salary, as that was not a big deal for him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2015
On twitter, someone had asked him in a Q & A session whether he would forgo the presidential salary if elected, to which Donald Trump answered, “’As far as the salary is concerned — I won’t take even one dollar. I am totally giving up my salary if I become president”. The video of the conversation was uploaded same month on the social media site.
In the same video, the now president-elect had said he was self-funding for his campaign totally and won’t take money “other than small stuff”. However, according to Business Insider, he had ter started fundraising for both himself and the Republican National Committee
On Friday, Donald Trump’s net worth was estimated to be nearly $3.7 billion by Forbes. Herbert Hoover, who became president in 1929, after making million of dollars in mining and John F Kennedy, who came from a rich family, before becoming the US president, both had donated their presidential salaries to charities.